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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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Department of Ethnic Studies

Hayward Hills Campus MapThe Department Office location is on the 4th Floor of the Meiklejohn Hall building, Room 4098
Office Hours: M - F, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dept Phone: (510) 885-3255


Professor Emerita

Luz Calvo, Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz


Nicholas Baham, III (Chair), Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington

Walter Jacobs, Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington

Enrique Salmon, Ph.D. Arizona State University

Carlos Salomon, Ph.D. University of New Mexico

Associate Professor

Arun Rasiah, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Anndretta Wilson, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Assistant Professors

Maharaj Desai, Ph.D. University of Hawaiʻi

Michael Lerma, Ph.D. University of Arizona

Stacey Moultry, Ph.D. University of Iowa

Jocyl Sacramento, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Jennifer Kim-Anh Tran, Ph.D. University of Southern California



Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Ethnic Studies is to provide an academically rigorous program that substantively contributes to the University’s public commitment to provide a multicultural learning experience. Our comparative and interdisciplinary program covers five core areas: Black Studies; American Indian Studies; Asian American Studies; Chicanx and Latinx Studies; and Gender/Sexualities in Communities of Color. In our courses, we teach students to analyze social relations of race, class, gender, and sexuality; develop nuanced understandings of social justice; and act as socially responsible global citizens.

About the Department

Use our university website link to learn more about what the Ethnic Studies Department has to offer.

  • Liberal Studies Program
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    Bachelor of Arts

    Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs

    A BA/BS Degree Completion Program is for anyone who has already completed their lower-division general education breadth requirements. Only upper-division, major requirements will be taken completely online.



      Ethnic StudiesEthnic Studies: Black StudiesEthnic Studies: American Indian StudiesEthnic Studies: Asian American StudiesEthnic Studies: Genders and Sexualities in Communities of ColorEthnic Studies: Chicanx and Latinx Studies